Rashômon (1950)

Duel Without Honor

The Woodcutter tells his version of the story, where the Bandit (Toshirô Mifune) and the Samurai (Masayuki Mori) duel without courage or honor.

Directed by Akira Kurosawa.

Released in 1950 by Criterion.

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  • mood: Disturbing
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  • prop: Dust
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  • setting: Forest
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  • theme: Honor
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  • actor: Machiko Kyô
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  • director: Akira Kurosawa
  • producer: Masaichi Nagata
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  • cinematographer: Kazuo Miyagawa
  • composer: Fumio Hayasaka
  • editor: Akira Kurosawa
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  • year: 1950
  • studio: Criterion